Accession Number:

ADB051836

Title:

The Acute Effects of Single Exposures to White Phosphorus Smoke in Rats and Guinea Pigs

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. May-Dec 1978

Corporate Author:

ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD CHEMICAL SYSTEMS LAB

Report Date:

1980-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

Toxicity studies were conducted to determine the acute effects of single exposures to a white phosphorus screening smoke. Results indicate that the smoke is moderately toxic in rats 16 mortality at Ct of 62,200 mg mincu m 99 mortality at Ct of 248,250 mg mincu m and highly toxic in guinea pigs 16 mortality at Ct of 4600 mg mincu m 99 mortality at Ct of 7439 mg mincu m. Surviving animals appear fully recovered 2 weeks after exposure, based on appearance, blood chemistries, lung function tests, and pathology.

Subject Categories:

  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Toxicology
  • Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE